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Dr John La Puma

Food & Nature as Medicine, Too

Dr. John La Puma MD is the leading physician voice for culinary medicine and nature as part of your personal medical health, and an internationally recognized expert in nutrition and well-being. Dr La Puma is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, a professionally trained chef, and an urban organic farmer. He is also a New York Times best-selling author twice, has lectured on culinary medicine at TEDMED and TEDx, and on ecomedicine and nature therapy at the University of Chicago and Harvard University,

Dr. John believes that both food and nature are information for the body and the brain. The right foods, beverages, outdoor activities, and nature-based solutions can help you reboot your brain and your health. Both food and nature are restorative, powerful, underutilized therapeutic tools in medicine.

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3 Underrated Ways to Spend Time in Nature + Improve Your Health

The results are in: spending time outside improves your mood, allows you to live longer and healthier, and can help you make (and remember) better decisions. But what exactly should you do outside? Figuring out what to do outside is a common problem for my patients when I prescribe a

Your Brain on Walking: How Mental Health Walks Reduce Anxiety and Boost Your Mood

Can walking transform your life? If the current body of research has anything to say about it, it might be time to take a hike! As part of the “Your Brain on Nature” series, we examined how nature walks can reduce anxiety and improve your blood. Check out the most

The Health Benefits of Morel Mushrooms

From the buzz around the Fantastic Fungi documentary to the portobello mushroom burger craze, mushrooms have been a popular topic of discussion. And the morel of the story is that no matter what mushroom you try, you will experience some benefits, particularly for your gut health. With that being said,

Kids & Their Devices: Healthy Ideas to Limit Screen Time

Adults and kids alike are spending as much as 50 percent more time using digital devices than they did two years ago. In our pandemic-altered digital reality, kids and teens have been most affected by the lure of the screen spending several hours a day using devices for school, socializing,

3 Healthy Snacks You Need To Try

Most people don’t include these three superfoods to their snack cupboard, even though they could have a major impact on their health. Next time you’re hungry between meals, grab for these three snacks instead of chips or candy. What three super snacks am I talking about? Read on to find

The 20/20/20 Rule For Protecting Eye Health

30% of the world is currently myopic (or near-sighted) and over 50% could be by 2050. In the United States alone, myopia has doubled in the last three decades. The rise of myopia is mostly due to spending more time online and less time in nature. Check out this one

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AUTHOR

Dr. John is the author or co-author of seven books. Several are used as textbooks at great academic institutions worldwide, and three have been New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Most recently, he writes and speaks about how to use meals to lower cholesterol and control diabetes, and about how the power to opt outside can improve your medical health.

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While Dr. John did not invent food as medicine, he pioneered and popularized culinary medicine in a popular culinary medicine book, and on national cable and network television as ChefMD®.  His invited presentations often include cooking demonstrations, culinary insights, and medicinal plants and herbs.

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PHYSICIAN

Dr. John is board-certified in internal medicine. He writes both recipes and pharmaceuticals on prescription slips.  He also advocates for health related causes, including food security, pollinator protection and animal adoption and welfare.

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